Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ancient Cedars

What happened to summer? The last week in Squamish has been cool and rainy, more reminiscent of early June than the start of July. Swimming at the lake has been less appealing, but we've been doing work around the house and a bit of hiking.

On Sunday, we drove to Whistler to buy a pair of used touring skis for Pam. Afterward, we drove up the Sixteen-mile Forest Service Road and did a hike on Cougar Mountain called "Ancient Cedars". It was really buggy and showery, but the trees were amazing. After half an hour of uphill walking we reached a grove of old-growth cedars that were some of the biggest we've ever seen! The wildflowers were in bloom as well, so despite the conditions we had a good hike.

We leave for the Rockies on Sunday the 29th and plan to stay for about three weeks before heading home through the Kootenays.

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